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Infection Prevention & Control Professional Orientation Manual

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The orientation manual for new infection control professionals (ICPs) is the result of a collaborative effort by ICPs from across Canada. It is designed to provide the new ICP with enough basic knowledge and skills to enable them to begin their practice while waiting to register for an accredited infection control course. The manual is divided into 10 modules to be downloaded and printed for use. PICNet would like to invite any individual involved in healthcare to complete these modules — because infection prevention and control practices are everyone’s responsibility.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Routine Practices and Additional Precautions

Module 3: Hand Hygiene

Module 4: Microbiology

Module 5: Surveillance

Module 6: Outbreak Management

Module 7: Communicable Diseases

Module 8: Occupational Health

Module 9: Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization of Medical Equipment and Devices

Module 10: Construction and Renovation


* Also available as a course, along with quizzes for each module, on LearningHub



PICNet requests that you complete an evaluation form after each module, and return to us by email.
Module Evaluation Form



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This program was created by the Canadian ICP Orientation Manual Working Group; refer to the Introduction module for more information about the authors and the creation of this work. These documents are available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, which allows you to modify and build upon this work as long as the original author (the Canadian ICP Orientation Manual Working Group) is credited in the new work, and that the new work is non-commercial and licensed under identical terms. For more information on this, refer to